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Real or Fake - TaylorMade SIM Rescue 19

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Bought on eBay for a reasonable deal but grip reeked of chemical smell.


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  • Rfern12Rfern12 Members  451WRX Points: 196Posts: 451 Greens
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    The top doesn’t even look carbon. Looks like paint to me.

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  • ckayckay Members  4716WRX Points: 763Posts: 4,716 Titanium Tees
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    It’s not supposed to be carbon.


    Looks authentic.

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  • DroppingBombsDroppingBombs Members  79WRX Points: 24Handicap: +.3Posts: 79 Fairways
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    Real. Could be fake grip but club is good to go

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  • Mookieb10Mookieb10 Members  423WRX Points: 218Posts: 423 Greens
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    Look fake to me. The blue colorways don’t look the same as what I’ve seen in pictures. I’ll keep looking though. Something looks off to me.

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  • Mookieb10Mookieb10 Members  423WRX Points: 218Posts: 423 Greens
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    Look at the badge on which the words “V STEEL” Lays on...its clearly a different color in the pic below gray almost. Also, the blues look different to my eye


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  • Mookieb10Mookieb10 Members  423WRX Points: 218Posts: 423 Greens
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    Also, look at this little cut in portion, the black cut in goes much further up than on yours.



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  • dmecca2dmecca2 Scranton, PAMembers  384WRX Points: 338Handicap: +3Posts: 384 Greens
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    The production of the SIM's has been so shoddy lately it wouldn't surprise me if this is real and just poor quality control. Some people have said they moved factories due to covid and others say they haven't. Honestly wouldn't go near a SIM unless it came from a tour van.

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  • TherealpatgilesTherealpatgiles Members  842WRX Points: 324Handicap: 11Posts: 842 Golden Tee
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    I see the same thing here on mine. Straight from TM


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  • Mookieb10Mookieb10 Members  423WRX Points: 218Posts: 423 Greens
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    So strange. So yours also looks different from OP’s, but man, the colors look more similar with yours. If it’s a fake it’s a pretty good one, no?

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  • Mookieb10Mookieb10 Members  423WRX Points: 218Posts: 423 Greens
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    Pat Giles, can you take another couple pics of your club in better light?


    I feel like the style of the word “SIM” is also a bit sharper in yours than the OP’s.

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  • ValtielValtiel Konica-Minolta Bizhub Members  4022WRX Points: 2,028Handicap: 1.7Posts: 4,022 Titanium Tees
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    Completely different indoor vs. outdoor lighting conditions would explain the differences you're referring to.

    As for the other cosmetic differences highlighted, I agree with @dmecca2 in that cosmetic differences have been common in the SIM line. Look at sold listings for SIM Rescues on eBay and half have the longer line cut in to the chromed sole graphic and half have a shorter line. I wouldn't call that definitive.

    @Eugthedad, what kind of grip is on it? Can you post pictures?

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  • ValtielValtiel Konica-Minolta Bizhub Members  4022WRX Points: 2,028Handicap: 1.7Posts: 4,022 Titanium Tees
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    Looks just like the stock grip. Can you post a link to the original ebay listing?

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  • EugthedadEugthedad Members  5WRX Points: 7Handicap: 18Posts: 5 Starters
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    My account is too young to post links haha but his profile has been around since 2007 and is based out of the USA

    He responded saying it was won off a raffle and gave me the PGA pro name so will prob call tomorrow morning, feel like an **** in my messages to the seller but I've been jipped twice on eBay

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  • ValtielValtiel Konica-Minolta Bizhub Members  4022WRX Points: 2,028Handicap: 1.7Posts: 4,022 Titanium Tees
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    Hah, no worries! You're wise to check up on it, and i'd definitely call to verify what you can. I'm sure plenty of people sell off clubs they win in raffles, but that is also one of the oldest lines in the book when it comes to offloading fakes since it leaves no paper trail and is almost impossible to verify. He did give you a name though so hopefully you can confirm its legit. If it feels inconclusive or otherwise don't get a solid confirmation, post the eBay seller's name here and we can have a look.

    The photos of the fakes that are on DHgate are pretty wonky looking and thankfully yours looks nothing like that, so you're probably fine.

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